Sweetwater in Monroe County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Tennessee Overhill Experience
From Furs to Factories
— Sweetwater-An Historic Commercial Center —
(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
Sweetwater Depot and downtown, circa 1910s.
(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Each year, from mid-November to mid-January, millions of pounds of tobacco are auctioned in the warehouses north of Sweetwater on Hwy 11. In 1985, export of local tobacco to national markets changed from rail transport to commercial trucking, which relies on the interstate system. Photographs courtesy of Sweetwater Heritage Museum.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the A Tennessee Overhill Experience - From Furs to Factories series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 35° 35.979′ N, 84° 27.728′ W. Marker is in Sweetwater, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 11) north of East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the Sweetwater Depot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sweetwater TN 37874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweetwater Depot (here, next to this marker); Captain John M. Jones, CSA (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away); T M I Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School 1989-2007 (approx. one mile away); The Great Craighead Cave (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lost Sea (approx. 4.8 miles away); Affair at Philadelphia (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweetwater.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Tennessee Overhill Experience
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.